FDS Pump-Priming Grants Scheme

The Faculty of Dental Surgery in conjunction with the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (BSP) invites applications for pump-priming grants which will be for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research into periodontal disease in the broadest sense. Applicants should be in the early stages of a research career (e.g. pre-doctoral), and may be working in any field of dentistry. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the first stage application process by the end of November and successful applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed second stage application, closing on 12 February 2024.


Applicants for the joint FDS-BSP pump-priming grants must be a member of BSP and in good standing. Successful applicants may be expected to present their research at a BSP conference.  

Applicants need not be a Fellow or Member of FDS RCS England at the time of the stage 1 application. However, if successful in being invited to apply for stage 2, and not already a member or fellow of FDS RCS England, the applicant will be required to apply to the Awards Committee for the award of Fellow or Member ad Eundem if eligible, and take up FDS RCS England membership before submitting a stage 2 application. If fellowship or membership is offered, they will be expected to pay an annual subscription to RCS England for the duration of the grant. Those who are not eligible for membership (e.g. DCPs) can hold the grant without FDS RCS England membership.

Application forms canbe downloaded from the RCS website: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/dental-faculties/fds/research/fds-pump-priming-grants/

Stage 1 closing date is Monday 13 November 2023 at 5pm.